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Titanic Medal for members of the Carpathia crew for lifesaving

several ships, including the Carpathia, the Baltic and the Olympic responded to the distress call of the Titanic.

There were 14 medals struck in gold  for senior officers,110 silver awarded to  Junior Officers, and 180 bronze to members of the crew according to rank.

While there were 320 crew members aboard Carpathia during the Titanic rescue, only 250 were present to accept their medals.  The remaining 70 medals were mailed.

The Carpathia/Titanic Medal details

Carpathia, by Dieges and Clust of New York; of irregular shape, with obverse view of the Carpathia attending to Titanic’s lifeboats in an ice field, raised border around depicting the crowned head of Neptune, dolphins and an anchor, reverse.

The inscription in relief 'PRESENTED TO THE CAPTAIN OFFICERS & CREW OF R.M.S. “CARPATHIA” IN RECOGNITION OF GALLANT AND HEROIC SERVICES, FROM THE SURVIVORS OF THE S.S. “TITANIC” APRIL 15TH 1912', engraved C.W. BAIRNSON, with usual integral loop for suspension

39.2 x 35mm kidney shaped. 15.0 grams 14k Gold - As identified by the community

 

The actual metal composition of the metal as scanned by XRF is  17.6K Gold

-73.48% Gold

-11.21% Silver

-.907% Zinc

-14.28% Copper

Yes, this is for sale! $65,000

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